Skyewood Leonbergers

           About Us

My husband Rob, our Leos, and I live on 10 acres just outside of Tauranga, New Zealand. We have owned and bred Leonbergers for over 20 years now, and have enjoyed living with these beautiful dogs. They are wonderful companions, as well as getting us out into the showring, and more recently trying our hand at water rescue work. We purchased Skye, our first Leonberger in 1998, and she was everything we expected in the breed. Since then we have worked together with Charlotte Hviid from Leonz Leonbergers, and imported several Leonbergers from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Australia.Lately we have had success with frozen semen from Germany and Australia. We thoroughly enjoy our life with our Leos, and have made many friends over the years. We are members of The Leonberger Club (NZ) and enjoy being involved in their activities. We have a policy of eye testing, and hip and elbow scoring all the dogs we breed from. More recently we have begun testing for early onset polyneuropathy (LPN1),  LPN2, and now LEMP. We are glad to report that at this stage all our breeding dogs have tested clear.
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